For those who are participating in the Breaking Free study by Beth Moore, below are the answers for the session two video response sheet. Items in bold are the answers for the blanks.
Breaking Free – Session Two Viewer Guide
Few books of the Bible are more fascinating or more prophetically baffling than the Book of Isaiah. Not coincidentally, the name of the prophet – and subsequently the book – means “The LORD saves” or “The LORD is Savior.” It is a hotbed of messianic prophecies, several of which are grouped in sizeable segments we’ll read today.
Isaiah 9:1-7 prophesies Christ’s birth.
Isaiah 61:1-3 prophesies Christ’s ministry.
See Luke 4:14-21. Christ takes complete ownership over the job description given Isaiah 61:1-3.
Compare Luke 8:40-48. In verse 44 the word translated “edge” (Kraspedon) is “used for the tassels the Israelites wore on the four corners of their garments.” (Word Bible Commentary) According to the New International Commentary of the New Testament, “This is the story of her resolution to cross the border of legitimate behavior to gain access to divine power.”
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 prophesies Christ’s suffering.
We will read the entire portion, and then discuss several key elements, particularly those with the greatest bearing on our present journey:
52:13 – The Hebrew words translated “raised and lifted up” are used as a pair four times in Isaiah and nowhere else (see 6:1; 57:15). They are highly significant here because they refer to God alone.
Three kinds of suffering this prophetic poem predicts:
The highly intentional repetition of terms in Isaiah 53:3-4:
Verse 3: “A man of pain, one who knows sickness.” (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
Verse 4: “But surely it was our sickness He carried, our pains He bore.” (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
The great paradox: that healing can flow from a wounding.